New Hampshire Lives On Water
Initiative Kick-off Meeting Notes
Monday, October 27 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Plymouth State University – Concord Campus
Purpose – To inform and engage water-related organizations, businesses, and opinion leaders regarding the New Hampshire Lives on Water Initiative and to develop concrete steps for action.
8:30 am Check in and Refreshments
9:00 am John Gilbert, Chair – Introductions
What is the New Hampshire Lives on Water Initiative and what do we hope to accomplish today?
9:20 am Jim Rousmaniere, Retired Editor, Keene Sentinel
Streams and Us: A History of Fresh Water in New Hampshire
9:40 am Marcy Lyman –
Draft Framework for the Initiative and discussion
10:25 am Topic Breakout Sessions / Light Refreshments
Concrete steps that can be taken to launch and advance the initiative
Engagement/Regional Collaboration and Pilot Programs/
For a better understanding of water resources
Introduced by Alison Watts, Joseph Boyer, Marcy Lyman
Facilitation assistance by A. de Cossy
Water Infrastructure – Need, Economics and Funding
Introduced by John Gilbert, Sarah Pillsbury
Facilitation assistance by D. Truslow
11:10 Report back on Breakout sessions
What concrete actions can be taken and initiated?
11:50 Next Steps – Danna Truslow and Anne de Cossy
- An overview of Collective Impact
- Champion Recruitment
- Coalition Development
- Backbone Organization
12:15 John Gilbert, Chair – Where do we go from here?